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ORDNANCE OFFICE, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, December 17, 1879. Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith, in pursuance of section 229, Revised Statutes, a statement of contracts for supplies made by the Ordnance Department, under the direction of the Secretary of War, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1879. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. V. BENÉT,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Ordnance. The Hon. SECRETARY OF WAR.

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Ordnance Department, under the

urnished in compliance with section 229, Revised Slalutes.

Eelary of War, during tlie fiscal year ending June 30, 1879,

Place of delivery.

Number or quantity.

Price.

Amount.

Date of con

tract.

Name of contractor or dealer.

Articles contracted for.

(lbs.)

40,000 25 cents per pound.

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July 11, 1878 E. J. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. Hexagonal powder
July 26, 1878 Colt's Patent Fire-arms Manu Colt's army revolvers, caliber. 45

facturing Company.
July 31, 1878
William P. Kellogg

Curry-combs
Aug. 1, 1878 Winchester Repeating Arms Com. Metallic cartridges, caliber .45

påny.
Aug. 1, 1878 Union Metallio Cartridge Com.

pany.
Aug. 27, 1878 Gatling Gun Company

Gatling guns, caliber .45
Aug. 27, 1878 Colt's Patent Fire-arms Manu Colt's army revolvers, caliber .45..

facturing Company.
Sept. 3, 1878 John A. Green..

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New York, N. Y..
Hartford, Conn...

1,000 $13 each..
Watervliet Arsenal

5, 000 41 cents each
New York, N. Y..

500,000 $30 per M.
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500,000
Hartford, Conn....

10 $1,000 each
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1,000 $13 each
Rock Island arse- All that is required... $9.75 per cubic yard
nal.

for dimension.
$8.45 per cubic yard

for ashlar.
$5.25 per cubic yard

for rubble.
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Such as are required.. 21% cents per pound

for beams.
210 cents per pound

for angle-pieces.
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All that is required... $10.75 per cubic yard

for dimension.
$9 per cubio yard

for ashlar.
$1.45 per cubic yard

for rubble.
Cold Spring, N. Y

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Nov. 30, 1878 Paulding, Kemble & Co
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Dec. 31, 1878 | Lowell Gun Company
Jan. 8, 1879 | B. B. Hotchkiss

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Boston, Mass

Converting 15-inch Rodman gun into 11

inch rifle.
Coiled wrought-iron tubes
Lowell battery guns ......
Feed-cases
Hotchkiss mountain guns, caliber 1.65.
Hotchkiss mountain carriages
Hotchkiss shells, caliber 1.65
8-inch projectiles
Converting 10-inch Rodman guns into 8.

inch rifles.
Hotchkiss mountair guns, caliber 1.65
Hotchkiss mountain carriages..
Hotchkiss implements
Loading machine.
Hotchkiss shells, caliber 1.65

30 $15.50 each.
10 $7.50 each.
500 5 cents each

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2, 000

$16 per M.
675 $17.85 each

2600 each

46, 500 00
7, 500 00

25 00
2:25 00

150 00
3, 200 00
12, 048 75
18, 000 00

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Feb. 5, 1879 B. B. Hotchkiss

New York, NY
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4 $225 each 4 $150 each 4 $25 per set

1 2,500 ' $16 per M

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600 00
100 00

30 00
4, 000 00

Statement of contracts for supplies made by the Ordnance Department, 8C.-Continued.

Number or quantity.

Price.

Amount.

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Date of con

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Name of contractor or dealer.

Articles contracted for.

Place of delivery.

Feb. 14, 1879 Gatling Gun Company.

Gatling guns, caliber .45.
Mar. 29, 1879 | E. J. Du Pont de Nemours & Co Hexagonal powder
Apr. 4, 1879 United States Cartridge Company. Metallic cartridges, caliber .45
May 16, 1879 | John Pendaries

Pine lumber
June 28, 1879 South Boston Iron Company. 3.15 inch projectiles

Hartford, Conn
Wilmington, Del.. (lbs.)
New York, N. Y
Fort Union, N.Mex (feet)
Boston, Mass

ORDNANCE OFFICE, WAR DEPARTMENT,

December 17, 1879.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,
QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., January 2, 1880. SIR: Referring to section 229, Revised Statutes, requiring the Secretary of War to lay before Congress, at the commencement of each regular session, a statement of all contracts for supplies or services which have been made under his direction during the preceding year, I have the honor to transmit a statement of contracts made by the Quartermas. ter's Department and filed in this office during the year ending December 31, 1879. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

STEWART VAN VLIET, Quartermaster-General, Brevet Major-General, U. S. A. The Hon. SECRETARY OF WAR.

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